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Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.

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Maria Vial
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André Vial (as Christophe Lambert)
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Manuel Vial
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Chérif, le maire
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Henri Vial, le propriétaire
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Le Boxeur
Adèle Ado ...
Lucie, la femme d'André
Ali Barkai ...
Jeep, le chef des enfants rebelles
Jean-Marie Ahanda
Martin Poulibe
Patrice Eya
Serge Mong
Mama Njouam
Thomas Dumerchez
Christine-Ange Tatah
Suzanne Ayuck
Daniel Tchangang ...
José
Lionnel Messi Inoussa
Antoine Ndichut
Wakeut Fogaing
Denise Djuikom
Marie-Françoise Wouogo
Christian Bitang
Justin Ambassa
Bernard Yopa
M. Ibrahim
Catherine Matzi
Madeleine Manipet
Ebenezer Repombia
Aïcha
Armand Tamo
Poupou Poutougnigni

Directed by

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Claire Denis

Written by

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Claire Denis ... (scenario) and
Marie N'Diaye ... (scenario)
 
Lucie Borleteau ... (collaboration)

Produced by

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Pascal Caucheteux ... producer
Serge Hayat ... co-producer

Music by

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Stuart Staples

Cinematography by

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Yves Cape

Film Editing by

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Guy Lecorne

Editorial Department

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Sandie Bompar ... assistant editor
Emmanuel Le Ridant ... telecine dailies colorist
Michaël Phelippeau ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Antoine Carrard
Richard Rousseau

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Abiassi Saint-Père

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Eric Pech ... (assistant art director)

Costume Design by

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Judy Shrewsbury

Makeup Department

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Pierre Olivier Persin ... special makeup effects artist
Antonella Prestigiacomo ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Albert Blasius ... production manager
Laurencina Lam ... post-production manager
Thibault Mattei ... unit production manager
Monica Taverna ... unit manager
Isabelle Tillou ... production manager
Olivier Torion ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lucie Borleteau ... assistant director
Gervais Djimeli Lekpa ... third assistant director
Anaïs Minet ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Sébastien Assouline ... art department

Sound Department

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Sandie Bompar ... dialogue editor
Fred Mays ... post-synchronisation
Michel Monier ... sound consultant: dolby
Jean-Paul Mugel ... sound
Josefina Rodríguez ... sound editor
Jean-Alexandre Villemer ... sound recordist
Christophe Vingtrinier ... re-recording mixer
Jean-Christophe Winding ... sound (as Christophe Winding)

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Elodie Glain ... visual effects coordinator
Jean-Francois Theault ... digital compositor
Olivier Veau ... digital compositor
Aurélie Villard ... digital artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stéphane Bourgoin ... chief electrician: re-shoots
Maxime Cointe ... first assistant camera
Mathieu Dequirot ... electrician: re-shoots
Martin Levent ... second assistant camera
Stéphane Thiry ... key grip
Bruno Verstraete ... gaffer
Sylvain Zambelli ... first assistant camera: re-shoots

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bernadette Beaudet ... costumer
Claire Tong ... costumer

Music Department

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Fanny Lamothe ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Zoé Zurstrassen ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Stéphane Boulay ... travelling car
Frédéric Cauvy ... weapons
Antonio Cides ... car preparer
Jean-Jacques Domingues ... car preparer
Jean-Benoit Guillon ... car preparer
Thibault Leclercq ... assistant
Pierre-Axel Vuillaume-Prézeau ... production assistant
Christian Dines ... bonus material editor (uncredited)
Huma Khan ... legal post production (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Taglines In the African heat, one woman stands alone See more »
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Also Known As
  • Una mujer en África (Spain)
  • Balta medziaga (Lithuania)
  • Minha Terra, África (Brazil)
  • 白鬼子 (Taiwan)
  • Lefki yperohi (Greece)
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  • 106 min
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Trivia The scene where Maria goes into her son's bedroom to wake him up was written intentionally long, with numerous throwaway lines, so that it could be cut way down during editing. According to director Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert's line readings were so precise and meaningful that they ended up not cutting a single word. See more »
Goofs The position of the goat's head in the coffee beans changes between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.13 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Night Nurse See more »

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